Wednesday, 22 February 2012

The Gallery - Landscape

As a lot of you know one of my favourite places in the whole world is North Devon. We lived there for 12 months a few years ago not long after losing my lovely Mum to Cancer. 

The village we lived in was called Appledore and it is a very special place to us. I have even described it before as feeling like this beautiful place wrapped its big green arms around me and gave me huge comfort during a  painful time of grief. 

We lived in a tiny fisherman's cottage with the most amazing scenery from the back of the house. This is the view from our bedroom window. Every Saturday morning I drank my coffee from my bed and just admired the view. I couldn't help but feel relaxed. 


While I was living here I took thousands of photo's and here are a few of my favourites. Walking here was a popular activity and we did it a lot. One of our favourite walks was along the coast and up into some woods that run all along a coastal path. Only a few minutes from our cottage we would pass these abandoned ships as we made our way to the woods. There was something really peaceful about them and even a little eerie as they lay discarded. 


 My favourite spot along the this stretch of coastline was about ten minutes walk from our cottage. We would walk here most days and every time I sat here the landscape took my breath away and comforted me. North Devon is stunning and a very special place. Our time here totally changed our life.


 Do you have a favourite landscape or a place that is really special to you?

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32 comments:

  1. I'm just wondering how long ago you were there, Emma? I visited Appledore with my Mum on 20th July 2008, when we went to Bideford for my Aunt's 90th birthday, but I guess maybe you were back in Essex by then? It is certainly a lovely place. xx

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  2. What a lovely place. I didn't think it could be the UK until I read the accompanying text. Beautiful.

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  3. What an amazing place to live, I love how you stopped to appreciate it every morning. My favourite place (I'm on similar gallery lines to you this week) came to me when my mum died from cancer. These things change the way you see the world I think.

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  4. Devon is always exactly the right shade of green for complete tranquility.

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  5. The bedroom view is absolutely gorgeous. How wonderful to open your curtains every morning and be greated by that :)

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  6. What beautiful pictures. Some of my family live in Wales and I think parts of it are utterly breathtaking. I have posted some pictures of it over the years I've been blogging and visiting my family. I think it is time to go back. Will you return to Devon? xx

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  7. Beautiful place to live - stunning photos - and lovely memories of the area for you all.

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  8. Devon is beautiful & it shows in your photos
    I love the one of the boats
    x

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  9. Oh wow... I absolutely LOVE Devon. I went to Salcombe a few years ago (before children!) and totally fell in love with the place - I have extremely similar photos to yours here. Methinks another trip is a must do with the kids. Beautiful!

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  10. Devon and Cornwall are home to some of the most beautiful places I think. I haven't been Appldore but have been nearby. Those photos totally do it justice - they are lovely!

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  11. What a lovely place, Devon is beautiful and I love the name Appledore! :-) x

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  12. Such vibrant colours in every one of your photos. They reminded me so much of when I used to visit my grandparents in Devon.

    Your photos are lovely.

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  13. That's gorgeous. We used to go to Lynton every year which isn't too far away.

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  14. great boats, I'm a sucker for a boat photo. I think it's the colours.

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  15. Smiling Like I Mean itWednesday, February 22, 2012

    lovely photos, makes me want to book a little holiday by the sea...

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  16. Such gorgeous pictures. I love them. x

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  17. What a fantastic view from your bedroom window. Waking up to a view like that would set me up for the day x

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  18. What a stunning place. It looks like the sort of place where TV dramas are set. How come you decided to move from there? Fabulous photo's. x

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  19. I have never been to north devon but that view from your bedroom window has sold it to me!

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  20. Oooo Now those pictures make me want to move there right now! Beautiful.

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  21. What a beautiful place! Lovely pics!

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  22. oh wow - it is STUNNING!! I really must get my butt down to that part of the country - its not too far from me really :) xx

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  23. I love North Devon - many happy years at Putsborough, Woolacombe and the surrounding area. I think the boat picture is my favourite

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  24. I love North Devon & have been to Appledore many times. I even bought my parents a huge print of Appledore that they had over the fire for many years (actually not sure what happened to it when the house was cleared) Beautiful pictures xx

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  25. We love the South West too, hence living in North Cornwall, I think there is a lot of similarity and like you it has all my favourite landscapes

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  26. awww i love hearing you speak about Appledore like that - it is such a wonderful village and so pretty. my photos for this week were taken round the corner at Westward Ho! xx

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  27. What a lovely place to live. Surprised you left.

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  28. Thanks for your lovely comments x.
    To the people who asked me questions...

    Joy - We were in Appledore then, we moved here in the Aug (small world).

    Makeshift Mummy - We probably wont live in Devon again as our Granddaughter is in Essex, but we will visit for holidays.

    Multiple Mummy - People often ask why we left that view, well it was for something equally as beautiful - our Granddaughter (She lives in Essex and we were missing her grow up).

    Nina - Wow, another thing we have in common!

    Mummy Mishaps - you are soooooo lucky to live down there. Lovely place to live.

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  29. We loved Appledore when we visited! Such a beautiful place x

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  30. Love Appledore, some really quirky little fishermens cottages there. But agree on your North Devon comment, a great part of the country

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  31. Beautiful and tranquil
    How lovely

    Lou :-)

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